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Brad Congdon B.A. Hons. (Brandon), M.A. (Saskatchewan), Ph.D. (Dalhousie)


Faculty Member in English

Arts 411B

Research Area(s)

  • 20th Century American Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Masculinities
  • Popular Culture
  • Film
  • Periodical Studies


Books—Research Monographs

Leading with the Chin: Writing American Masculinities in Esquire, 1960-1989, University of Toronto Press (October 2018). 288 pages. (Winner of the Robert K. Martin Book Prize, Canadian Association of American Studies)


Refereed Articles in Volumes and Journals

“Conan’s Iron Thews: Masculinity and Degeneracy in the Age of Eugenics.” SFRA Review, vol. 52, no. 4., 2023, 25-33.

“Masculinity.” Norman Mailer in Context., edited by Maggie McKinley, Cambridge University Press, 2021, pp. 259-269.

“Langston Hughes, Esquire, and the Professional-Managerial Class.” The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, vol. 10, nos. 1-2, 2019, pp. 27-51.

“True Men and Queer Spaces in Truman Capote’s Answered Prayers.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 58, no. 5, 2017, pp. 484-497.

“Liminal States and Provisional Citizens.” English Studies in Canada, vol. 38, no. 2, 2012, pp. 13-16.

“Community, Identity, Stability: The Scientific Society and the Future of Religion in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.” English Studies in Canada, vol. 37, no. 3-4, 2011, pp. 83-105.

Other Scholarly Publications

Editorial Advisor, “Tim O’Brien.” Contemporary Literary Criticism, Gale Cengage Learning, 2021.

Rev. of Descended from Hercules: Biopolitics and the Muscled Male Body on Screen by Robert A. Rushing. Symplokē, vol. 25, no. 1-2, 2017, pp. 587-590. 

Editorial Advisor, “Philip K. Dick (1928-1982).” Short Story Criticism, edited by Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 219, Gale Cengage Learning, 2015, pp. 69-204.


Education & Training

B.A. (Brandon), M.A. (Saskatchewan), PhD (Dalhousie)